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Automating the moderation process in GEO using trust metrics

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Automating the moderation process in GEO using trust metrics

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dc.contributor.author Shankar, Harihar
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-09T21:21:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-09T21:21:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-09T21:21:52Z
dc.date.submitted May 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/9352
dc.description.abstract Distributed knowledge bases offer novel and fascinating ways to build, integrate and process knowledge. In these distributed knowledge bases, many users collaborate and contribute content. Verification and validation of the user's contributions become imperative for the success of these knowledge bases, especially if it is a scientific knowledge base. However, manually verifying and moderating the contributions become a bottleneck for an up-to-date system. In this thesis, we propose an algorithm to automate the moderation process and we implement the algorithm in an open scientific knowledge base application called Global Energy Observatory (GEO). Using Trust Metrics, user's contributions can be automatically accepted without waiting for the moderators to verify and validate them. This provides users with a smooth, hassle free experience when they contribute data. We also provide empirical analysis to substantiate our algorithm. An open information exchange architecture, that makes use of Semantic Web formats is also presented. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Trust Metrics en_US
dc.subject GEO en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Information filtering systems.
dc.subject.lcsh Wikis (Computer science)--Reliability.
dc.subject.lcsh Distributed databases--Reliability.
dc.subject.lcsh Power plants--Environmental aspects--Electronic information resources--Reliability.
dc.title Automating the moderation process in GEO using trust metrics en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science in Computer Engineering en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Heileman, Gregory
dc.description.committee-member Abdallah, Chaouki
dc.description.committee-member Gupta, Rajan


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